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Police: Children in car while mom smokes pot

3 years 2 months 3 weeks ago February 25, 2014 Feb 25, 2014 Tuesday, February 25 2014 February 25, 2014 6:14 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police have arrested a 30-year-old Mississippi woman after they discovered a mother had smoked marijuana in the car with her two young children, then left them in the car while she went shopping in Cortana Mall.

The Advocate reports Jasmin Washington, of Natchez, Miss., was booked Sunday with child desertion, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles and possession of Schedule I drugs.

An off-duty police officer working security at the mall found the two children, ages 2 and 4, sleeping inside.

When security made a page through the Mall speaker systems, police say Washington walked up to the security officer, smelling of marijuana.

It was unclear whether Washington has an attorney.

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